On January 7th, 2020, the first case of this virus was founded in Wuhan China, at a fish market. (People originally though it was from there, but actually, later in the month doctors and researchers found out it was from a bat.) But before i start talking more about this, let’s go back to when the world didn’t really care about this virus.
On January 5th, just two days before the coronavirus news started to go wild, President Trump launched a missile to kill Iran leader Quassem Soleimani and all the news was about U.S.A going to war against Iran. Two days later, China let news out about the virus and called it the Wuhan virus since that’s where it started. About 171 people died from it; despite other viruses that killed more people than that, it was still alarming to doctors and researchers. This was a huge concern too because it was about to be Chinese New Years so people were going to be traveling to spend time with their families and loved ones. The Chinese government had to set up quarantine at airports and train stations and even outside hospitals so people inside wouldn’t get infected.
From January 13th-15th, Thailand and Japan had confirmed infected people with the Coronavirus in their countries. On January 17th the U.S. first started doing health check-ups on passengers who traveled to Wuhan, and then all passengers from China, but on January 21st the Center Of Disease and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of the Coronavirus in the U.S. On January 23rd, Chinese officials suspended travel in and out of Wuhan. On January 24th, hospitals were overwhelmed in the increasing numbers of sick patients in Wuhan which are straining hospital staff and medical supplies. The World Health Organization is even working on the Coronavirus because it already has 24 countries (China, Nepal, North and South Korea, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, U.S.A. Canada, Philippines, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Cambodia, Australia) with people infected with the virus. But that’s not all: the Coronavirus is even causing economic problems in China, with a lot of transportation closed, businesses, and roads; so with a lot of hospital supplies running low it’s going to be a huge hole growing in their economy. But on February 5th, Bill Gates donated $100 million to charity for the virus. Hopefully this donation could be good enough to help out the remaining research for the Coronavirus.